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Let’s hear it for women’s health – Health inequalities report

23/02/2024

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out how women of different demographic statuses view their health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings.
• The impact of finance on women’s health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the views of female carers and what they say they need to improve their health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the barriers faced by disabled women and women with long-term conditions when looking after or improving their health and wellbeing, as well as their ideas for improvements.
• How women’s employment status affects health and wellbeing.

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement Inequalities Health Inequalities women's health

Let’s hear it for women’s health and wellbeing – Key findings

23/02/2024

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out what women in our localities are currently doing to look after their health and wellbeing and how confident they feel doing so.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our key findings
• Information on the barriers women face when it comes to managing or improving their health and wellbeing
• Data on women’s confidence and ability to manage their health and wellbeing
• Ideas from women on what they need to improve their health and wellbeing

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By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement Health Inequalities women's health

Community Champions – Breast screening Kirklees (findings)

22/01/2024

Healthwatch Kirklees has worked in partnership with (Third Sector Leaders) Community Champions to reach over 1,200 people to tackle:

  • Breast cancer risk factors/symptoms awareness
  • The challenges and barriers to accessing breast screening services and support

In this report, you’ll find information about barriers and recommendations including information on:

  • Awareness and Education Program
  • Enhanced Accessibility and Support Services
  • Focused Community Engagement and Support Groups
  • National Advocacy and Partnership Development

 

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement Health Inequalities Breast screening

Community Champions – Cervical Screening Findings

22/01/2024

Healthwatch Kirklees has worked in partnership with (Third Sector Leaders) Community Champions to reach over 2000 people to tackle:

  • Cervical screening and cervical cancer risk factors/symptoms awareness

  • The challenges and barriers to accessing cervical screening services and support

In this report, you’ll find information about:

  • Community-specific strategies addressing barriers and concerns raised around cervical screening. Recommendations to:
    • Collaborate with local leaders and organisations for culturally sensitive approaches, including multilingual and accessible resources.
    • Develop campaigns targeting different age groups to address barriers, specific fears and practical issues.
  • Collaborative Healthcare Networks. Recommendations to:
    • Provide additional cervical screening support for Health Inclusion Groups and ensure that vulnerable populations receive targeted support and information.
    • Collaborate with local voluntary and support organisations to provide specialised assistance for those needing it.
By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement Health Inequalities cervical screening

Community Champions – Diabetes Findings

22/01/2024

Healthwatch Kirklees has worked in partnership with (Third Sector Leaders) Community Champions to reach over 2000 people to tackle:

  • Diabetes and risk factors awareness
  • The challenges and barriers to accessing diabetes services and support faced by individuals

In this report, you’ll find information about barriers and recommendations:

  • Awareness – The unanimous mention of a lack of awareness of services, risks and support across all demographics underscores the need for more robust outreach and education efforts.
  • Language & Communication – Beyond the linguistic challenges often associated with non-native English speakers, the data revealed that individuals with learning disabilities face similar barriers.
  • Time Constraints – Time emerged as a significant barrier, especially among working-age individuals and those with physical impairments.
  • Gender Disparities – The distinct challenges women face, particularly regarding language and understanding, emphasise the need for gender-sensitive approaches in service provision and communication.

 

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Diabetes Long term health conditions Engagement Health Inequalities

Let’s hear it for men’s health and wellbeing – Health Inequalities Report

08/12/2023

Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale worked together to find out how men of different demographic statuses view their health and wellbeing.

In this report, you’ll find:
• A summary of our findings.
• The impact of finance on men’s health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the views of male carers and what they say they need to improve their health and wellbeing.
• Insight into the barriers faced by disabled men and men with long-term conditions when looking after or improving their health and wellbeing, as well as their ideas for improvements.
• How men’s employment status affects health and wellbeing.

By Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale
Engagement independent living Accessibility Men's Health Health Inequalities